Plural Nouns Examples

Plural Nouns

A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. There are common nouns (refer to general people, places, things, or ideas). There are also proper nouns (refer to specific people, places, things, or ideas).

A plural noun refers to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.

Examples of Plural Nouns:

Boy = boys
Cat = cats
Book = books

For the majority of nouns in the English language, you form the plural by adding an "s" to the end of the word. There are exceptions to this rule. For some nouns, you must add an "es" and for some nouns, the ending is "ies." Finally, there are some nouns that are irregular, and the plural is either the same as the singular form or a different word entirely.

Rules for Forming Plurals

1. When a noun ends in "s," "x," "ch," or "sh," and sometimes "o," you form the plural by adding "es"

a. Boxes
b. Churches
c. Bushes
d. Glasses
e. Heroes

2. When a noun ends in a consonant + y, the y changes to i and you add es.

a. Candies
b. Cities
c. Ladies

3. Some nouns that end with f or fe also have a change-the f becomes a v and then you add es.

a. Loaves
b. Knives

4. Some nouns are irregular and their plurals are formed with a completely different word or formed with the same exact word.

a. Child=children
b. Man = men
c. Tooth = teeth
d. Fish = fish
e. Salt = salt
f. Sheep = sheep

Examples of Plural Nouns in Sentences

1. The little boy caught five fish in the pond behind his grandfather's house.
2. The barn cats enjoyed hunting for the mice hiding in the hay.
3. The children played on the playground for hours.
4. Can you help me move these boxes to the front room?
5. There are four knives on the table, and we will have thirteen people here for dinner.

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